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July 1955

Nomenclature and Criteria for Diagnosis of Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(1):110. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010112016

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This latest edition of the criteria has introduced new material and changed some of the former writing in accordance with knowledge gained during the past 10 years. The chapter on congenital anomalies has been rewritten. A new section on the subject of peripheral vascular diseases has been added. The chapters on roentgenology, electrocardiography, and pathological diagnosis of diseases of the heart have been extensively revised.

It is gratifying to note that the terms possible heart disease and potential heart disease have been dropped. The use of the word "innocent" to designate the murmurs thought not to be due to heart disease seems more appropriate than the terms previously used.

This authoritative little book continues to be an excellent guide to the general physician and to the worker in the cardiac clinic.

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